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PXE-E61:Media Test Failure

I keep getting the following message when I turn on my Acer Aspire 5050 laptop:

PXE-E61: Media test faulire, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM
Operating System not found

What can I do to sort this out?
Is it worth buying Windows XP or Vista and installing a ne operating system?
Is it a loose connection somwhere?
How expensive is this to sort out?

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  • Anonymous Jul 18, 2008

    PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT TO DO MY LAPTOP SAYS PXE-E61 MEDIA TEST FAILURE CHECK CABLE

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    PXE-E61: Media test faulire, check cable
    PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM
    Operating System not found

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You got that error message because your harddrive isnot detected so it try to boot from network and you don't have OS in the network.

Most of the time is your hdd is dead. In some cases the motherboard is dead.

You can replace your hdd.
for OS (vista vs XP), if you have enough rams and high cpu, you should install vista, but for me, I prefer XP.
for the price, you should call microsoft seller.

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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